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There are 3 ways to get from Bedford to Charlton by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train

  1. Take the train from Bedford to West Hampstead Thameslink
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Upper Halliford

Cheapest option

Bus, line 111 bus, line 235 bus

  1. Take the bus from Bedford, Bus Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  3. Take the line 111 bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Hounslow Bus Station
  4. Take the line 235 bus from Hounslow Bus Station to Sunbury, St Ignatius Church

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Drive

  1. Drive from Bedford to Charlton

Bedford to Charlton by train and subway

The journey time between Bedford and Charlton is around 2h 21m and covers a distance of around 71 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 27 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 3m. Operated by Thameslink, London Underground (Tube) and South Western Railway, the Bedford to Charlton service departs from Bedford and arrives in Upper Halliford. Typically 219 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 53m
Layover time:
27 min
Total time:
2h 21m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 3m
Journey distance:
71 miles
Services per week:
219
Cheapest price:
£31
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:43
Last service departs at:
23:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bedford to Charlton train and subway schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Charlton is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Charlton is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Charlton is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

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The cost-effective way to get from Bedford to Charlton is to drive, which costs £9 - £15 and takes 1h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Bedford to Charlton is to drive which costs £9 - £15 and takes 1h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bedford station to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Bedford, Bus Station and arriving at Sunbury, St Ignatius Church via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14, Heathrow Central Bus Station and Hounslow Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bedford to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Bedford and arriving at Upper Halliford via West Hampstead station and London Waterloo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 13m.

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The distance between Bedford and Charlton is 50 miles. The road distance is 63.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Charlton without a car is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs £30 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2h 13m to get from Bedford to Charlton, including transfers.

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Bedford to Charlton bus services, operated by Stagecoach East, depart from Bedford, Bus Station.

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Bedford to Charlton train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Bedford station.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Charlton is to train which takes 2h 13m and costs £30 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus and line 111 bus and line 235 bus, which costs £12 - £15 and takes 4h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Bedford to Charlton.
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  • Distance: 50.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 13m

What companies run services between Bedford, England and Charlton, Surrey, England?

You can take a train from Bedford to Charlton via West Hampstead Thameslink, West Hampstead station, Waterloo station, and London Waterloo in around 2h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to Charlton via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14, Heathrow Central Bus Station, and Hounslow Bus Station in around 4h 43m.

Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Bedford to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £26
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£21 - £26
Bus operators
Stagecoach East
Phone
01733207860
Email
cambridge.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach East
Uno
Phone
01707 255764
Email
unobus@herts.ac.uk
Website
unobus.info
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£4
Website
Uno
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Hounslow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Hounslow Bus Station to Sunbury, St Ignatius Church
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London

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Bedford to Charlton bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Sunbury, St Ignatius Church station.

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Bedford to Charlton train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Upper Halliford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bedford to Charlton is 64 miles. It takes approximately 1h 6m to drive from Bedford to Charlton.

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